Grade 5 - Science
Non-renewable resources with a focus on mining and rocks and minerals
C2 write a variety of clear, focused informational writing for a range of purposes and audiences, featuring
– Clearly developed ideas by using interesting supporting details and explanations
– An organization that includes a purposeful introduction, followed by a well-developed and
logical sequence of details, with a conclusion that summarizes the details
C5 select and use strategies before writing and representing, including
– Setting a purpose
– Generating, selecting, developing, and organizing ideas from personal interest, prompts,
models of good literature, and/or graphics
S1 - analyse how BC’s living and non-living resources are used
S2 - identify methods of extracting or harvesting and processing BC’s resources S3 - analyse how the Aboriginal concept of interconnectedness of the environment is
reflected in responsibility for and caretaking of resources
S4 - describe potential environmental impacts of using BC’s living and non-living
Tasks PLO Links
Unit Test: S1, S2, S4 1. Summative Tasks
Newspaper Article: S3, S4, S2, C2, C5 ? Unit Test
? Newspaper Article
2. Formative Tasks
-Journals: Science Idea Box: record -Worksheet: S1 personally developed definitions. -“Frog Girl” Newspaper Article: S3, C2, C5
-Worksheet: List non-renewable (rocks and -Apple Mining Experiment: S2, S4 minerals) resources found in the picture -Chart: S1, S2, S4 (recognizing how non-renewable resources are -Comparison Chart: S3, S4 used) -Newspaper Article based on comparison
-Newspaper article based on “Frog Girl”: chart: S3, S4, C2, C5 which focuses on Aboriginal Peoples
connectedness to the environment
-Apple mining experiment: how rocks and
minerals are extracted, and compare
-Chart: Name type of resource, name type of
mine, processing, and closing mines (tailings)
and list the negative effects for each. -Comparison chart: Personal connection to
environment compared to Aboriginal Peoples
connection to the environment.
-Newspaper Article: based on comparison
3. Diagnostic Task
? Students complete a KWL chart
? Then class collaboratively create a
classroom KWL chart: Ask
students to answer the following
? What is a non-renewable resource?
? What are examples of non-
? Where are non-renewable resources
? How do we use non-renewable
resources in our everyday lives?
? How might Aboriginal Peoples use
? How are non-renewable resources
harvested and extracted? What
does harvested and extracted mean?
? How might our use of non-
renewable resources affect the earth.
1 3 5 Comments
Analyse how the Aboriginal Rarely Sometimes Thoroughly & concept of Insightfully interconnectedness
of the environment
is reflected in
and caretaking of
Describe potential environmental Rarely Sometimes Thoroughly impacts of
using BC’s non-
resource of rocks
1 3 5 Comments
Three clearly developed ideas by Needs More Mostly Thoroughly using interesting Practice
An organization that includes a Needs More Mostly Thoroughly purposeful Practice
followed by a well-
logical sequence of
details, with a
Generating, selecting, Unable even Often with some Independently developing, and with support support and consistently organizing ideas
models of good
graphics (From a
Newspaper Article Steps
1. Review and use Tahltan video questions to write newspaper article.
2. Complete the “who, what, where, when, why” worksheet. Each answer should be
supported with details and explanations.
3. Complete the “Newspaper Story Format” organizer. This includes …
a. Lead: A hook, an interesting, surprising, or shocking sentence that will grab the
attention of your reader.
b. Five Ws: Enter in your information for who, what, where, when, and why.
c. Three Details:
i. The three details you will write about.
ii. Each detail needs to have supporting ideas.
iii. Include Aboriginal Peoples idea about interconnectedness of the
environment with their responsibilities.
iv. Include negative environmental effects and why.
v. No personal opinion.
d. One Detail:
i. The last detail you want to write about.
ii. This detail is not that important.
iii. Needs to have a supporting idea.
iv. This is your conclusion.
v. No personal opinion.
4. Write your article in paragraph form.
5. Edit your article for spelling.
6. Compete the good copy on the blank white piece of paper.
a. Outlined with fine liner
b. Newspaper Name
1 3 5 Analyse how Aboriginal Peoples Rarely Sometimes Thoroughly & idea of Insightfully interconnectedness is
connected to their
responsibility to the
Include and describe environmental effects Rarely Sometimes Thoroughly of harvesting,
extracting, and using
rocks and minerals
Three ideas with interesting supporting Needs More Practice Mostly Thoroughly details and
1Interesting lead Needs More Practice Mostly Thoroughly
1. Who, what,
2. Ideas and
3. Closing detail
Develop ideas through the “Newspaper Story Unable Even With Often With Some Independently & Format” graphic Support Support Consistently organizer.
Develop ideas through
the 5Ws worksheet.
Develop ideas from